That’s what they say down here in the south, and since Hermana Hubbard and I are not broken, they’re not going to fix it! We get to stay together for six more weeks and I’m so excited to have this last transfer with her. Ok, that’s all you will hear from me about going home.
This week was a week a miracles!! Sister Hubbard and I have fasted every Sunday for this whole transfer and this weekend we saw the results of that.
Miracle #1: We had made a goal to reach our goals. 🙂 And we still needed new people to teach and lessons. So we planned on Sat. afternoon and they went out to tract. We went to an apartment complex and everybody was so nice!! We talked to 30 people, taught 7 people about the BOM and they all said we could come back, all in three hours!!!
Miracle #2: We hadn’t been able to get a hole of Whitney for a few days and we were getting worried because she had said she was coming to church. It was Sunday morning and we were just fasting and praying for her to come even though we hadn’t talked to her since Tues. We got a text from her 5 min. before church started saying she would be a few min. late but she was bringing her kids!!! She came and they loved it and are looking forward to coming next week.
Miracle #3: Michaela had said she was coming to church. So all was going to plan when 15 min. before church she texted us and said “oh no! the keys are epically lost!” But we weren’t going to let Satan win, so we went inside the church and asked told the amazing Sis. Bennett that our invest. that was coming to church lost her keys. Without being asked, she said, “Where does she live? Can one of you come with me to show me?” I LOVE THE MEMBERS!!!! So we picked up Michaela and her 4 kids and got them to church! She loved it, especially Relief Society, the lesson was just perfect for her. and me. It was great.
Miracle #4: I guess this is just the whole week combined. Sis. Hubbard and I prayed to be together. Check! We prayed to reach our goals and then went out and did our best. And then we reached them! Check! We prayed and fasted for our investigators to progress and come to church. CHECK!!! We were both so happy yesterday and I know that God answers our prayers. We’ve been working and trying to do everything in our power and for a while it felt that NOTHING was happening. But I’m learning to trust in the Lord’s timing and He knows what is best for His children. Every week won’t always be like this, in fact, most weeks aren’t. I’m grateful for the normal and sometime the bad, it helps me appreciate the good so much more. I’m so grateful for prayer and I know that when we ask in faith, we shall receive. I also love this poem that talks about what Elder Larsen said in his email this week. Action=power.
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate,
can circumvent, or hinder, or control,
the firm resolve, of a determined soul
We recite that everyday in our mission and I know that if we are determined, if we keep moving forward and if we trust in the Lord, He will bless us and help us accomplish our righteous desires. He is bigger than any stumbling block and I know through the power of the Atonement of Christ we can receive the courage and strength to live the Gospel.
Love y’all! Have a blessed week.
Some random pics
-The sisters in Gardendale, they are awesome!!
-Our last district meeting before the transfer.
-Enjoying the sun. 70 one day, 40 the next. Alabama weather is crazy!
-We took some hipster pics in front of the garage one P-day…Missionaries and their entertainment: